Stephen Kuusisto has been legally blind since birth, and in this stunning memoir he has succeeded in translating his opaque, kaleidoscopic world of shape and color into poetic and luminous prose. Brought up to disavow his blindness, Kuusisto spent much of his life trying to pass as a sighted man, traveling everywhere at dizzying speeds without a cane. Still, he writes, he remained ashamed of his "blind self. Fueled by his passion for the written word, Kuusisto nonetheless persisted, successfully, in conquering academia--until a devastating accident forced him to acquire the white cane at last.
Thanks so much for having me, Linda!
How exciting to have a new series. What can we expect from an evening in with None So Blind? This sounds like a classic duo. The other treat that people can expect from an evening in with this book is an introduction both to a part of Wales most people have never had the pleasure of getting to know and to a series of unique historical events — the Rebecca Riots.
Following the discovery of her remains, in the teeth of almost universal opposition, Harry insists on an inquest.
But, in an apparent attempt to stifle any further investigation, the inquest jury returns an anomalous verdict. Everybody assumes that that is the end of the matter, but Harry is not going to let things lie. This sounds utterly brilliant Alis. And, to begin with, they rode at the head of bands of men who felt they were simply standing up for themselves and seeking the justice which an inequitable system had denied them.
Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely!
We watch as the two young men risk public ridicule, their reputation and, possibly, their lives, to uncover the truth. But readers of None So Blind are always one step ahead of either John or Harry as they are privy to the thoughts — and, crucially, the memories — of both young men.
Because both of them know more than they are prepared to tell each other about the events of spring None So Blind sounds so intriguing. No wonder you wanted to write this narrative Alis. What else have you brought along and why?
The Rebecca rioters probably looked nothing like this but it captures something of the ferocity of their actions as well as illustrating some of the social and political factors that led to the riots.
Maybe blog readers can tell us! Gus Gelyot was clueless, but Harry knew very well because Margaret Jones had owned one. Not really — looks like something I could hang necklaces on or a door stop to me!
Now that does sound like a good idea. Alis, thank you so much for staying in with me to tell us all about None So Blind. Congratulations and good luck! None So Blind When an old tree root is dug up, the remains of a young woman are found.
Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has been dreading this discovery. He knows exactly whose bones they are. Working with his clerk, John Davies, Harry is determined to expose the guilty, but the investigation turns up more questions than answers.
The search for the truth will prove costly. Will Harry and John be the ones to pay the highest price? She left to read English at Oxford and has done various things with her life, including bringing up two amazing sons, selling burgers, working with homeless people and helping families to understand their autistic children.
Radio plays unloved by anybody but hernonfiction autism relatedplays commissioned by heritage projects and of course, novels. Her current historical crime series featuring blind investigator Harry Probert-Lloyd and his chippy assistant John Davies, is set in her childhood home, the Teifi Valley.
As a side effect, instead of making research trips to sunny climes, like some of her writer friends, she just drives up the M4 to see her folks.CBR Exclusives Nov 15, Stan Lee was one of the first comic book celebrities; his endearing bombast defined the tone of Marvel, as well as the very idea of the geek icon.
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Be Book-Smarter. SparkNotes is brought to you by Barnes & Noble. Planet of the Blind could as easily be Planet of the Imperfect. Brilliantly written, both touching and often funny, this is a memoir about coming of age and coming to terms with oneself, imperfections and all, curable or otherwise.
BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE is a warmhearted, lovely combination of hilarity (in one scene Winn-Dixie captures an unhurt mouse in the church and delivers it to the preacher during his sermon), poignancy (a candy that tastes of sadness created by a young man who lost everything in the Civil War), and the kind of characters you find only in Southern novels (a child named Sweetie Pie, an old woman who ties .